James completed his training as a Chartered Accountant at Hale & Company when he qualified in 1981 and he has been with the firm ever since.
He is a director of both Hale & Company LLP and Craufurd Hale Audit Services Limited.
James deals with a variety of clients from art dealers to property developers, helps to manage property portfolios for some clients and acts for charities. He is the person in the firm with responsibility for training.
He has been a school governor and a keen supporter of Reading Football Club.
James is one of the company’s Responsible Individuals for audit purposes.